Sorry I haven't posted for a while but my life has taken some really weird turns lately- I just don't seem to have enough hours in the day -it still amazes me how other bloggers can work full time and still do a post every day with beautiful creations - I love them but what am I doing wrong- I'm lucky to get a couple of hours just to myself (which is spent in my craft area)- but still doesn't seem to produce a great deal and I don't have school kids anymore -I had more time when they were at school- how does this happen. I now have grandchildren though with another one due anytime now so as soon as it's arrived I will let you know but that's not the problem either.
Last week I was looking at the Whimsical Wednesday -The Diedrich Dare blog and saw a really interesting challenge unfortunately I don't have any Greeting farm stamps or I would have used them
so thought I would have a go- I've had these stamps for a little while but haven't really had the inspiration to use them so when I saw this room I knew exactly how I could play along - I loved the way the walls are dark with the white and pink -Not necessarily my colour for walls but loved the principle - so I used the white frame as my cardstock and added to it I hope you like my creations- I actually did 2 cards because I loved the colours- I think I used to colour just about everyone's clothes and things in brown and pink when I was little so it bought back memories too
With this first card I stamped the the chandelier onto brown linen weave I think it is paper (-this was in a bunch of papers I bought at Kmart ages ago and I think these are my last two pieces-I love the colour and the look of it-) using my Brilliance - Moonlight White stamp pad and then embossed it using Zing -opaque white embossing powder.- I wasn't really happy with the finish so I added Kindy Glitz to the "light" areas of the chandelier although it's hard to see in the picture but looks all sparkly IRL. Then I stamped the lamp on some gloss cardstock using Whispers -Port Wine ink and cut it out- I thought it needed something to balance so I stamped three of the little hibiscus flowers that came with the set to represent the pictures on the wall but when I put them on the brown they didn't look right so I edged them with the Port Wine ink pad and they looked a bit better then I just stamped the sentiment on some gloss card and cut it out - I added the ribbon just as a final touch. Hope you like it.
The next card didn't really stick to the layout of the room like the first one
This card is a very simple one and I just used the inspiration of the frames on the wall and went with that - I love these stamps - I bought them at KMart last week and thought they would get a lot of use as there were quite a few nature type images on them so you will probably see quite a bit using them.
I went through my stash and grabbed some different tones of pink and stamped the images on them then I cut them into squares and mounted them on white card then put some dimensional tape behind to make them stand out a bit then I used the same ribbon as I did in the last card and added the brown to go with it- The 'Hugs' stamp is from a different set that I've had for ages and when I stamped it -it is a negative type stamp and the white looked to stark so I got out my Aqualip pen in pink and coloured it in which sort gave it a glazed effect-cute-then I mounted it on pink paper and added dimensional tape to the back I thought it needed something else so I did some faux stitching around each of the images and added a bit of bling to the final card.
Card one - Thinking of you
Cardstock- white generic; Papers from my stash, Stamps- Papermania Chatsworth Collection; Accessories:-Ribbon - Value Craft; Kindy Glitz-Crystalina;Ink- Whispers Port Wine,Brilliance-Moonlight White; Embossing Powder-Zing Opaque white; dimensional tape and double sided tape.
Card Two - Hugs
Cardstock- White generic; Stamps Cre8tiv- Life series, See D's; Ink- Stazon Timber Brown; Accessories:- Ribbon-Value Craft; Uniball signo pen- white; Sakura Aqualip pen pink; Gems- discount store,dimensional tape and double sided tape.
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